Big time, baby!
After a few lawsuits, some major dredging and expansion work, The Conley Terminal will be big ship ready this fall.
“The Port of Boston is the only full-service container terminal helping to fuel the New England economy. The congestion-free port services the world’s leading shipping lines including MSC, COSCO, Evergreen, CMA, CGM and OOCL on a weekly basis. In Fall 2021, the port will become Big Ship Ready as Massport completes $850 million in waterside and landside infrastructure improvements to Conley Terminal. Enhancements include deepening of the main ship channels to 47 feet, expanded 1,725 foot turn basin, three new 22-wide ship-to-shore cranes, and a new 50-foot berth. In just a few short months, The Port of Boston will be able to accommodate vessels up to 14,000 TEU.”
That’s big news for our local economy!
Conley Terminal’s plan is in place to be Big Ship Ready and to support continued growth by handling larger ships transiting through the Panama and Suez Canals. But not ships as big as the Ever Given – you know – the ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal.